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From Tom Tromey <tro...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [arch] Interpreter vs. JIT for Harmony VM
Date Tue, 08 Nov 2005 19:36:05 GMT
>>>>> "Steve" == Steve Shih-wei Liao <liao24@gmail.com> writes:

Steve> Harmony JVM needs to be designed to support non-reentrant JITs
Steve> as a default.  It also needs to be designed to take advantage
Steve> of reentrant JITs. This is particularly important as the
Steve> industry moves to multicore.

What do you mean when you say "non-reentrant JIT"?  A JIT that has
global variables and assumes it is only running in one thread at a
time?  Or a JIT that assumes that it won't be interrupted (in a given
thread) to do some other piece of work?  Or maybe something else?

Tom

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